Action and Act


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Action noun – Something done by someone.
Usage example: judge people by their actions, not by their words

Act is a synonym for action in deed topic. In some cases you can use "Act" instead a noun "Action", when it comes to topics like measure, procedure, do, individual deed. popular alternative
Nearby Words: active, activity, acting, acted, actively
Synonyms for Action


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Act noun – Something done by someone.
Usage example: it's acts such as this—lying about having to work late—that make me feel like I can't trust you

Action is a synonym for act in deed topic. You can use "Action" instead a noun "Act", if it concerns topics such as procedure, do, something done. popular alternative
Nearby Words: acting, acted
Synonyms for Act

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live live action live act
physical physical action physical act
best best action best act
particular particular action particular act
Other adjectives: similar, certain, single, simple, actual, real, violent, evil, little, main, deliberate, criminal, major, heroic, final, next, last, selfless.
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